‘Annihilate Atheists,’ Turkish Politician Proposes 1

A senior member of the Turkish AKP party — that’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s club — called for the mass murder of non-believers on Tuesday.

An official from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) sparked controversy after he called for the “annihilation of atheists” on his Twitter account.

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Mahmut Macit [photo], a senior member of AKP’s Ankara provincial board and keen user of social media, flared up on May 21 about insults against believers via Twitter. “My blood boils when spineless psychopaths pretending to be atheists swear at my religion. These people, who have been raped, should be annihilated,” Macit wrote in one tweet.

For years now, Turkey has been backsliding from secular democracy to Islamic theocracy. Sounds like the would-be mullahs are getting more aggressive; see also here.

One comment on “‘Annihilate Atheists,’ Turkish Politician Proposes

  1. Marty May 23, 2013 9:54 am

    These fundamentalists have steered Turkey away from the progress seen under Ataturk… scary stuff.

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